Kouji Ichikawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: There is provided a sun visor holder wherein efficiency with which the sun visor holder is mounted on a body panel is greatly improved. A sun visor holder includes holding pieces engaging with an interior material, and also includes engaging claws engaging with and nipping a body panel, and a flange portion. The sun visor holder can be mounted at the body panel in a state of being temporarily fastened to the interior material, and can also be mounted by simply being inserted in mounting holes. Therefore, the efficiency with which the sun visor holder is mounted on the body panel is greatly improved.
Abstract: A plurality of bypass capacitors are associated with a plurality of circuit blocks involved in a microcomputer. Each bypass capacitor is disposed between a power input terminal of a corresponding circuit block and a ground line. The circuit blocks are arrayed with respect to a power supply terminal in order of the noise level at the power input terminals of respective circuit blocks, so that a circuit block having a lower noise level is located near the power supply terminal while a circuit block having a higher noise level is located far from the power supply terminal.
Abstract: In an integrated circuit in which function blocks constituting a CPU block, a memory block and the like, a power supply line for supplying power to the function blocks, and multiple signal lines for inputting and outputting signals to and from the function blocks are formed on a semiconductor substrate, bypass capacitors are provided on the power supply line in proximity to or inside the function blocks. The capacitances of these bypass capacitors are set in correspondence with the consumed current characteristics of the respective function blocks. As a result, noise produced on the power supply line by the operation of the function blocks can be suppressed and it is possible to certainly prevent such noise from leaking out through power supply terminals and input/output terminals of the integrated circuit to the outside.
Abstract: A retainer for a seat that can be molded by a pair of metal molds and which prevents water from entering into a portion which locks a hook member. The retainer for a seat comprises: a box-shaped leg body with an opening being inserted through a mounting hole; a flange extending outwardly from a vicinity of the opening; pawl portions protruding from outer surfaces of the leg body, and the peripheral edge of the mounting hole is held between the pawl portions and the flange; and retaining bodies protruding from the inner surfaces of the leg body in the direction of approaching each other, and resillently retaining a hook member which is inserted through the opening.
Abstract: A retainer for seat which can be molded by a pair of metal molds and which prevents water from entering into a portion which locks a hook member. The retainer for seat comprises: a box-shaped leg body with an opening being inserted through a mounting hole; a flange extending outwardly from a vicinity of the opening; pawl portions protruding from outer surfaces of the leg body, and the peripheral edge of the mounting hole is held between the pawl portions and the flange; and retaining bodies protruding from the inner surfaces of the leg body in the direction of approaching each other, and resiliently retaining a hook member which is inserted through the opening.
Abstract: A pneumatic-shaped solid tire in which rim slip is improved, the tire main body (4) comprises a tread rubber layer (3) and a base rubber layer (2) made of a rubber composition having a JIS(A) hardness from 75 to 90 in which short cordlike or fiberlike reinforcing materials are not mixed, the thickness (TC) of the base rubber layer measured from the base line (BL) to the radially outer face thereof is 0.3 to 0.7 times the tire section height (TH), and the base rubber layer is provided therein with a radially inner band (7) and a radially outer band (6) which are spaced apart from each other in the radial direction of the tire, each of the bands comprising at least one ply of heat-shrinkable organic fiber cords laid at an angle from 0 to 15 degrees with respect to the tire circumferential direction.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method is provided which makes it possible to reproduce all information of digital image data having a wide dynamic range. A high frequency component of luminance image data is removed by a digital filter. The luminance image data whose high frequency component is removed is divided into highlight image data and shadow image data. Level conversion processing is performed so that the luminance level of the blackest point of the highlight image and the luminance level of the whitest point of the shadow image coincide with each other. Luminance image data is generated by synthesizing the highlight image data, the shadow image data, and the high frequency component. A thermal head is driven on the basis of the luminance image data generated and chrominance image data, to print an image.
Abstract: A cushion tire especially intended for industrial or construction vehicles such as a forklift truck wherein the cushion tire has a triple layered structure comprising a base rubber layer, a middle rubber layer and a tread rubber layer arranged radially outwardly in that order, and the middle rubber layer is provided with a hollow part extending circumferentially of the tire, whereby the ride is softened while durability and driving stability are maintained at a good level.